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Outpatients Department

Address: 

University Hospital Llandough
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Penlan Road
Cardiff CF64 2XX

Contact:

Sister Tracy Wooster

Telephone: 02920 715464

University Contact: 

Clinical Teacher Contact:

Remit: 

General Medicine

The out-patient department offers a varied and diverse service to the local community. A wide range of clinics are facilitated with the support of medical and nursing staff and members of the multi-professional team. The department also provides a range of nurse-led care, including cardiac failure, cardiac rehabilitation, colorectal, gastrointestinal, urodynamics and gynaecological care. A range of small surgical procedures are also performed in the department.

Clients: 

Medical out-patients

Key Learning Opportunities: 

Students will have the opportunity to be involved in/observe the care delivery and management of patients throughout a range of medical and surgical specialties including general medicine, rheumatology, neurology, gastrointestinal medicine, colorectal surgery, care of the older person, gynaecology including colposcopy, thoracic medicine/rapid access lung cancer clinic, cardiothoracic surgery, respiratory medicine, palliative care and dermatology. Students will also be able to observe the role of the clinical nurse specialist within the following clinics: Coeliac clinic, inflammatory bowel, gastrointestinal, urodynamics, colorectal, lung cancer, cardiology and cardiac failure. Whilst participating in many aspects of nursing care, students will develop knowledge and/or gain experience with the following:

  • Biopsychosocial aspects of health
  • Assessment, planning, implantation and evaluation of care
  • Caring for patients with a range of pre-existing condition
  • Administration of medicines
  • Fundamental Care
  • Clinical skills that can be practised in OPD are:
    • Aseptic technique
    • Wound care and dressings
    • Removal of sutures
    • Intramuscular injections
    • Vital signs monitoring
    • Spirometry monitoring including sputum collection and analysis
    • Oxygen assessment including peak flow, inhaler techniques, nebuliser
    • Mid stream specimen of urine, urinalysis, 24 urine collection
  • Documentation
  • Wound management
  • Infection prevention
  • Liaising and working with the MDT and MDT meetings
  • Minor surgical procedures including colposcopy, dermatology excisions and biopsies
  • Patient and carer health education
  • Clinic management under supervision
  • Students may have the opportunity to assist with the following procedures:
    • Biopsies
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Proctoscopy
    • Banding/injection of haemorrhoids
    • Pipelle biopsies, smears, colposcopy

Visits to other departments include: lung function department, cardiology department, plural catheter lab, dermatology treatment centre, histology lab and radiology

Preparation for Practice:

      

Shifts:

  • 08.30 – 17.00 hours (4 per week)
  • 08.30 – 14.00 hours (once per week)

Dress Code: 

Uniform

Last Updated:

January 2013